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  • Biomaterial: Any material which replace the function of living tissues or organs in humans such as synthetic polymers polyester
  • K.chitra ppaper presentation

    2. 2. 2Overview Medical textiles Healthcare & Hygiene Technological Advancements Opportunities & Challenges Govt. policy support required
    3. 3. 3Medical Textiles Medical textiles is an emerging sector of technicaltextiles industry and its growth is fuelled due toconstant improvements in healthcare as well asinnovations in the textile field. The use of textile materials for medical andhealthcare products can be classified into followingmain areas –- Barrier material (for infection control)- Bandaging & pressure garment- Wound care material- Hygiene material- Implantable material (sutures, art. Joints etc)- Extra Corporal devices (like art. Kidney etc)
    4. 4. 4Medical Textiles Requirements of textile material formedical applications Biocompatible Good resistance to alkalis, acids andmicro-organisms Good dimensional stability Elasticity Free from contamination or impurities Absorption / Repellency Air permeability.
    5. 5. The various applications of different fibre inmedical field are shown as follows:Sr No. Fibre Application in medical field1 CottonSurgical clothing gowns, Beddings, Sheets, Pillow cover,Uniforms, Surgical hosiery2 Viscose Caps, Masks, Wipes3 PolyesterGowns, Masks, Surgical cover drapes, Blankets, Coverstock4 Polyamide Surgical hosiery5 Polypropylene Protective clothing6 Polyethylene Surgical covers, Drapes7 Glass Caps mask8 Elastomeric Surgical hosiery5
    6. 6. • Includes products like –• Surgical / wound dressings• Gowns / drapes• Diapers / femcare pads / adult incontinencediapers• Bedsheets / curtains / Towels / Mitts / Wipes• Largest segment of Medical Textiles• One of the fastest growing segment in TextilesHealthcare & Hygiene
    7. 7. • In India, traditionally this segment is dominatedby Woven Textiles• Lately, new technology Nonwoven productshave provided innovative product options• Reasons for growth of this segment –• Growing awareness among society forhygiene and safety• Frequent interactions of medicalprofessionals with international medicalsocieties• Availability of new technologically advancedproducts• Medical tourismHealthcare & Hygiene
    8. 8.  crucial issues regarding medical products  Natural against chemical or manufactured fibres  Disposable against reusable or durable fabrics  Antibacterial or antimicrobial fibres againstfinishes or coatings for infection control  Methods of disposal of clinical waste i.e. landfillsagainst incineration and other forms of medical andclinical waste disposal8
    9. 9. • Fabrics with anti-microbial properties• Fire retardant fabrics• Nonwoven fabrics – They are engineered fabricsfrom sheet of fibres, with desired properties(performance characteristics) to suite specificapplications; such as –• Very high fluid repellency or absorbency• Extremely low linting• Fast wicking of liquids• Anti-staticNonwoven fabrics are providing customizedsolutions in cost effective manner, and are thustaking important place in meditech worldwideTechnological Advancements
    10. 10. • With the growing awareness, the world is goingfor stringent product quality standards.• There is a need to align Indian standards withthese global developments, like –• Barrier efficiency of gowns / drapes• Chemical & Micro-biological testing fordressings• There is need to adopt standards for newlydeveloped products, like –• Disposable gowns• Nonwoven dressings• Face masksAdvancements in product standards
    11. 11. Opportunities & Challenges aheadOpportunities – Consumption is increasing rapidly Pvt. Hospital chains are growing Doctor/patient awareness for hygiene is increasing Medical tourismChallenges – China has become very strong in most of Healthcare& hygiene products There are very few BIS standards in place leading tosubstandard quality products being used Export benefits like DD/DEPB not notified for manyproducts 11
    12. 12. Consumption of differentcategories of medical textiles:SR Medical Textile Product Market potential (Rs Mn)2005 20101 Sanitary Napkins 4819 85192 Incontinence diapers 605 10703 Surgical dressing 5828 103024 Health care textiles 1491 26355 Sutures 3160 55876 Medical devices &Implants1190 210412
    13. 13. Govt. Policy Support Required13⇒ Fast development of BIS standards in lieu withthe International standards. Lot of new productstandards to be added⇒ Amendment of Drugs & Cosmetics Act toaccommodate new technologies such asnonwoven products⇒ To promote new technology products, Govt.hospitals to be advised on the advantages ofthese products and their BIS standards
    14. 14. Govt. Policy Support RequiredEXCISETARIFFPRODUCTS EXCISEDUTYDEPB DUTYDRAWBACK30051020ADESIVEDRESSINGS/ TAPES10 % NIL 1%30059040BANDAGES 10% NIL 1%33071090WET WIPES /PATIENTMITTS10% NIL 5%14⇒ There is immense potential for exports of medicaltextile products from India. However, no DEPB / DDrates are declared for most of the products, to coverthe local duties paid. Some examples are -
    15. 15. Three important lessons might be useful for presentand future entrepreneurs interested to developMedical Textile products: 1. Manufacturing is an integrated system 2.Manufacturing must be driven by customers’experiences and needs, not solely based onprofitability 3. Embrace innovation and bring changesbefore your competitors adopt that15
    16. 16.  Last but not the least, manufacturers ofMedical Textile products must keep themabreast of the ethical issues and internationalstandard norms. With great strength of Textiletechnologists in our country, India has a hugepotential to be the leader in the World in thefield of Medical Textiles.16
    17. 17. 17THANK YOU